Farrier Sergeant William Alexander

Australian Light Horse

Died: Tuesday 18 December 1917

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Record:
ALEXANDER, WILLIAM
Additional information:
Cemetery:
VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
Cemetery/memorial reference:
Country:
France

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What a Lovely War! British Soldiers' Songs from the Boer War to the Present Day

Compilation of music entitled 'What a Lovely War! British Soldiers' Songs from the Boer War to the Present Day', GB, 1990
TRACK 1: Bugle Call Rhyme. Performed by Harold Wirdnam. TRACK 2: Salonika. Performed by Gordon Hall. TRACK 3: The Highland Division's Farewell to Sicily. Performed by Hamish Henderson. TRACK 4: The REME Song. Performed by David Blick. TRACK 5: We are the WAAFs. Performed by Margaret Gardham. TRACK …

Oral history

British machine gunner served with No 4 Section, Machine Gun Coy, Commune de Paris Bn, 11th International Bde and rifleman with 1st Coy, La Marseillaise Bn, 14th International Bde in Spain, 10/1936-12/1936; civilian radio broadcaster and correspondent with Daily Worker in Barcelona, Spain, …
REEL 1 Background in Hackney, London, GB, 1915-1936: reasons for change of name in Spain; family origins; education; formative political influences; experiences of anti-Semitism in East End; recruitment to Communist Party of Great Britain at University College London, 1934; receiving training with …

Oral history

British civilian member of Communist Party of Great Britain in GB, 1939-1941; private served with Royal Artillery in GB, 1941-1942; officer cadet at Royal Military College, Sandhurst in GB, 1942; officer served with 5th Reconnaissance Regt, Reconnaissance Corps, 5th Infantry Div in Italy, Palestine …
REEL 1 Background in GB, 1910-1939: family; education; early interest in left wing politics; membership of Communist Party of Great Britain from 1932. Aspects of period as civilian member of Communist Party of Great Britain in GB, 1939-1941: reaction to declaration of Second World War, 9/1939; lack …

Oral history

British marine served with Royal Marines aboard HMS Rodney in Norway, 4/1940; served aboard HMS Prince of Wales in North Atlantic and Far East, 1941 including sinking off Malaya, 10/12/1941; served with Royal Marines in Singapore, Malaya, 12/1941-2/1942; escaped from Singapore, Malaya to Ceylon via …
REEL 1 Background in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, 1922-1939: family; education; employment; reasons for enlistment in Royal Marines, 1939. Aspects of operations as marine aboard HMS Rodney in Norway, 4/1940: German Air Force bombing of ship, 9/4/1940; dealing with casualties; question of length of …

Oral history

British gunner and political commissar served with Anti-Tank Bty, 15th International Bde, 3/1937-10/1937; served as adjutant and commander of British Bn, 15th International Bde in Spain, 10/1937-2/1938
REEL 1 Background in GB, 1910-1936: family; employment as industrial chemist; recruitment to Communist Party of Great Britain, 1932. Aspects of volunteering for International Brigades and journey to Spain, 1937: volunteering for service; journey from GB to Spain via France; visiting latrines in …

Speech

Reunion and ceremony conducted by Bill Alexander of the International Brigade Association with veterans from the British Bn and Irish Connolly Column who fought with the International Brigades in Spain, 1936-1939. Recorded on battlefield of Jarama near Madrid, Spain, 7/10/1994

Oral history

Canadian NCO served as machine gunner with Heavy Machine Gun Bn, V Army Corps, Republican Army in Spain, 8/1937-10/1937; served with Mackenzie-Papineau Bn, 15th International Bde in Spain, 7/1938-9/1938
REEL 1 Background in Canada, 1935-1936: political atmosphere in Canada on return from Palestine, 1935; background to decision to go to Spain, 1936; recruitment to Communist Party; political considerations for decision to go to Spain; question of staying in Canada to continue political struggle. …

Oral history

British volunteer served with British Bn, 15th International Bde in Madrigueras, Spain, 5/1937-6/1937; served as research clerk and military censor with 15th International Bde in Spain, 6/1937-10/1938; civilian teacher with Basque Children's Relief Committee in Cambridge, GB, 1939
REEL 1 Background in GB, 1929-1937: period as student at Cambridge University, 1929-1932; joining Communist Party of Great Britain, 1932. Aspects of volunteering for International Bdes and journey to Spain via France, 5/1937: reaction of family to his decision to join International Bdes; …

Oral history

British volunteer with Anti-Tank Bty and commander of British Bn, 15th International Bde in Spain, 3/1937-10/1938.

Recording

British volunteer served with British Bn, 15th International Bde in Spain, 1936-1939

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Name recorded:
Alexander, William
Memorial:
Worlingham Lych Gate (WMR 5042)
Location:
Worlingham, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
Memorial:
Leiston Roll Of Honour WW1 (WMR 47727)
Location:
Leiston, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Parish of Worlingham - Roll Of Honour (WMR 5043)
Location:
Worlingham, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Donacloney Presbyterians (WMR 6361)
Location:
Donacloney, Down
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Snape Methodist Church WW1 (WMR 72182)
Location:
Snape, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Leswalt (WMR 44445)
Location:
Leswalt, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Kirkmichael (Ayrshire)- WW1 Plaque (WMR 81617)
Location:
Kirkmichael, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Crawford Parishioners - WW1 (Served) (WMR 44491)
Location:
Crawford, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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St Pauls Parishioners (WMR 43)
Location:
Wokingham, Berkshire
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Wokingham (WMR 117)
Location:
Wokingham, Berkshire
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Paston - WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 65169)
Location:
Paston, Norfolk
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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East and Old Parish Church WW1 (WMR 85807)
Location:
Forfar, Tayside
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Sheuchan Parish Church (WMR 57154)
Location:
Stranraer, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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St Thomas' Church WW1 (WMR 89007)
Location:
Leith, Lothian
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Drumblade (WMR 8574)
Location:
Drumblade, Grampian
Name recorded:
Alexander, William
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Carnwath Parish and District (WMR 57871)
Location:
Carnwath, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Central Post Office WW1 Plaque (WMR 34389)
Location:
Sunderland, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Garston British Legion War Memorial (WMR 21255)
Location:
Garston, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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St. Bartholomew's Church - Roll Of Honour (WMR 1447)
Location:
Old Whittington, Derbyshire
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Alfred Holt And Co Wharf Department (WMR 15428)
Location:
Kensington, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Royal Commercial Travellers Schools Plaque - WW1 (WMR 11202)
Location:
Harrow, Greater London
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Maidenhead (WMR 7882)
Location:
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Beccles (WMR 4944)
Location:
Beccles, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Ipswich Cenotaph (WMR 4614)
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Peterhead - WW1 (WMR 8621)
Location:
Peterhead, Grampian
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Stalybridge (WMR 2205)
Location:
Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Aberdeenshire Constabulary - WW1 (WMR 57742)
Location:
Inverurie, Grampian
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Crofton (WMR 29130)
Location:
Crofton, West Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Old Kirk WW1-The fallen (WMR 88895)
Location:
Muirhouse, Lothian
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Elvanfoot Parishioners - WW1 (WMR 44492)
Location:
Elvanfoot, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Men Of Stockwell (WMR 2256)
Location:
Stockwell, Greater London
Name recorded:
Alexander, W
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Morpeth - Cenotaph (WMR 34089)
Location:
Morpeth, Northumberland
Record identifier:
Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files (R1500414)
Name recorded:
Private Nichol, William Alexander 2645
Unit:
35th Australian Infantry Battalion
Record identifier:
People (P10095579)
Name recorded:
Private William Alexander Kruse 2026
Unit:
56th Australian Infantry Battalion
Record identifier:
Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files (R1492239)
Name recorded:
Private Kruse, William Alexander 2026
Unit:
56th Australian Infantry Battalion
Record identifier:
Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files (R1483525)
Name recorded:
Sapper Crettenden, William Alexander 4083
Unit:
2nd Australian Tunnelling Company
Record identifier:
First World War Nominal Roll (R2176558)
Name recorded:
Lance Corporal Cochrane, William Alexander 4151
Unit:
7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Record identifier:
People (P11028291)
Name recorded:
Lance Corporal William Alexander Cochrane 4151
Unit:
7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of enlistment:
22 July 1915
Date of embarkation:
29 December 1915
Date returned to Australia:
25 January 1919
Record identifier:
First World War Embarkation Roll (R1737266)
Name recorded:
Private Cochrane, William Alexander 4151
Unit:
Record identifier:
Honours and Awards (R1538291)
Name recorded:
Lieutenant Colonel Henderson, William Alexander
Unit:
1st Australian Pioneer Battalion
Record identifier:
People (P10086867)
Name recorded:
Sapper William Alexander Crettenden 4083
Unit:
2nd Australian Tunnelling Company
Record identifier:
People (P10141628)
Name recorded:
Lieutenant Colonel William Alexander Henderson
Unit:
1st Australian Pioneer Battalion
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Name:
Captain Alexander
Context:
returned_leave
Date:
18 Dec 1917
Diary:
1 CAVALRY DIVISION: 19 Hussars (page 308)
Name:
Major H C Alexander
Context:
other
Date:
20 Dec 1917
Diary:
2 CAVALRY DIVISION: 5 (Royal Irish) Lancers (page 147)
Name:
other Major Alexander
Context:
Date:
20 Dec 1917
Diary:
2 CAVALRY DIVISION: 5 (Royal Irish) Lancers (page 147)